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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by BobWestbrook, Dec 9, 2006.

  1. BobWestbrook

    BobWestbrook Mr.

    Mar 13, 2006
    Philly suburb
    Two questions:

    (1) Is is possible to use a bass cab as a subwoofer in a home theater type sound setup?

    (2) What about using PA speakers for a home stereo, would that work?
  2. greenboy


    Dec 18, 2000
    remote mountain cabin Montana
    greenboy designs: fEARful, bassic, dually, crazy88 etc
    Most bass cabs don't go low enough, even if they have sufficient xmax for this duty. Below a decent crossover frequency there wouldn't be that much that sounded subwoofy ; }

    Some PA subs do go low enough, if not as low as some of the better home subs.
  3. billfitzmaurice

    billfitzmaurice Commercial User

    Sep 15, 2004
    New Hampshire
    Owner, Bill Fitzmaurice Loudspeaker Design
    No, their LF cutoff is over an octave too high.
    Very good ones, in the over $3k range.
  4. TribalEagle


    Mar 19, 2005
    Finland EU
    I`m using my paractise combo as a subwoofer in my computer..
    it works..
    sure it doesn`t go low enough, but much lower and louder that my basic stereos...
    So I think you can use it, but don`t expect to much from it =)

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